GoPro Hero3 mounting frame (Black Edition)

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GoPro Hero3 mounting frame (Black Edition) by Marfusio Apr 18, 2013

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Frame holder for the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition camera. Openings for USB and SD card, both mics (Placement different between Black and Silver Editions!), shutter release and WiFi button. Battery is also accessible without putting the camera out of the frame. Easy fix with a flexible catch.

I had the issue that the catch has broken. Also the WiFi button was often pressed when putting the camera in or out. The new version 2.3 has a stronger catch and a small gap avoiding pressing the WiFi button. Have fun...

One more thing: I got the hint, the Silver Edition has a different placement of the mics. I have the Black Edition and don't know if the frame will fit properly to the White and Silver Editions. Perhaps someone can comment their experience or make remixes for these models. Sorry for that...

09.30.2013: STEP file now also available for remakers...


Printed with Makerbot Replicator 2 medium settings. I just set the layer height to 0.25 mm to get 4 layers per mm. The remaining settings are all the printer standards.

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Hey, love the design.

I'm just having a little problem with the clip part... with PLA printing with the back on the bed, it snaps super easy. I've got 2 (maybe 3) shells and 80% infill and still snapping.

Am I missing some trick?

Hello everyone,
I can not understand, this model is only for gopro hero 3 black edition? or even the 3+?

Sorry, I can't tell you because I don't have a HERO 3+ Black. The size is claimed to be the same but as I know, the positions for the microphone has changed (by the way thats also the difference between Silver and White version), so they definitvely will not fit for audio. Well, but it should properly hold the 3+...

About how long is the print time? My university has a Makerbot Replicator 2 but they charge $8/hour. I'm trying to gauge if it is worth it or not.

Sorry, I don't know exactly. It's some time ago I printed the last one. But Makerware Software estimates about 55 Minutes (Layer height 2.5mm). I also still have in mind that printing time hasn't exceeded one hour.

Did you need support for what appears to be a 90 degree overhang when print gets to the top clip (on the camera front side)? I'm looking forward to printing this on my RepRap machine for use with my new 3+ Black edition. Thank you, Alan

No, it prints fine without on my repllicator 2 with 0.2mm layers. Perhaps you have to cut away something but it's not worth printing it with supports ;-)
Be aware that the Hero3+ has different positions for the mics as far as I know... The rest should fit. Have fun...

looks really nice, I will test it with the Hero3+

Perfect! Made mine and uploaded pics. Thanks!

Is it possible to get the .stp file so I can change the shape to fit to a silver version?

Hi tsaG, I added a STEP file version. I'm working with ViaCad and don't know about the quality of the exportet STEP file. I checked it by reimporting and it seems fine... Let me know if it works with your software (and what software you are using). Thanks.

Thanks for this! this is great.

Hi Marfusio,
i would print you nice housing,
but have some problems. My Hero 3 Silver have different locations of mics like your housing. (one on Top and one WiFi site centered.
do you have a different GoPro or is there a mistake in drawing ?

Oh, thank you for that hint. I have the Black Edition and I didn't thought, the Silver Edition is physically different to the Black Edition I own. Sorry for that. It would be difficult for me without having the Silver Edition to adapt the frame to this model. Perhaps you or someone else want to remix this version? I correct the model in the description.